Calendar of Events

 

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Calendar of Events

Support Your Local Farmer’s Market!

Grove, OK: Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown. 

Pittsburg, KS: Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 11th and Broadway streets, downtown Pittsburg. 620.231.8310.

Anderson, MO: First and third Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 100 N. Jefferson St.

Carthage, MO: Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. North side of the historic Carthage square. www.visit-carthage.com/attraction/carthage-farmers-market.

Lamar, MO: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Moore Pavilion, 10th & Poplar. 417.682.3579.

Joplin, MO: Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Empire Market, 931 E. 4th Street.

Monett, MO: Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesdays TBD. South Park by the YMCA parking lot. 

Neosho, MO: Saturdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m., directly across from the library downtown. 

Webb City, MO: Tuesdays 4-7 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pavilion at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park.

Pittsburg, KS

Wednesdays: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., Drop the H Brewing Company, 107 E. Rose St.

Thursdays: Thursday Night Line Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Dirty Mule Restaurant Bar & Event Center, 134 S. US 69.

First Friday of the Month: Heavy metal bands, live music, 9 p.m., Dirty Mule Restaurant Bar & Event Center, 134 S. US 69.

Second Friday of the Month: Drag Shows, 10 p.m., Dirty Mule Restaurant Bar & Event Center, 134 S. US 69.

Last Friday of the Month: College Night w/ DJ A Baby, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission with college ID. Dirty Mule Restaurant Bar & Event Center, 134 S. US 69.

ArtForms Gallery Workshops, 620 N. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS. 620.240.0165. Check our Facebook page during the month as artists may offer popups.

Every Tuesday: Art Exploration/Weekly Beginning Painting, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Explore different art techniques. Feel free to bring something you are working on.

June 2: Double Up! 2-4 p.m. We will first do two ring pours and then we will put a colorful swipe between the two. $30, due at time of registration. Class limit: 10; ages: 12 and older.

June 11 & 25: Ceramic Windchimes, June 11, 1-3 p.m.; June 25, 12-4 p.m. This is a fun class divided into two sections. In the first part, you will create the ceramic pieces and work on the plan for the finished piece. The second part is for the actual construction of the wind chime. All supplies provided, including kiln firing. $50, due at time of registration. Class limit: 10; ages: 12 and older.

Carl Junction Community Center: 303 N. Main St., 417.649.7237

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Pickleball 6-10 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 1-3 p.m., and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Tuesday Yoga 6 p.m. 

June 3: Carl Junction Lions Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., CJ Community Center. Cost: Adults $6; children under 6 years, $3. Call 417.439.7724.

Carthage, MO

June 3: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., Carthage Shrine Club. Public welcome. $7 per person. Call 417.317.0609. 

Diamond, MO – George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center Free Programs. Two miles west of Diamond on Highway V, then 1/4 mile south on Carver Road. Visitor center and park grounds open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 417.325.4151 or visit www.nps.gov/gwca. *Programs will be presented outside on the park grounds.

June 3: National Trails Day, 8 a.m. Join us for the country’s largest celebration of trails. Visitors will learn about National Park Service trails, hiking safety, nutrition and well-being. 

June 4: Archaeological Investigations, 1 p.m. Over the years, archaeologists have discovered artifacts at the park. Join a park ranger and learn about some of these collections, and glance at pieces of history.  

June 10 & 11: Agricultural School on Wheels, 1 p.m. Learn more about this innovative solution to rural farm education George Washington Carver helped design.  

June 17: Casting A Legacy – Art Walk, 1 p.m. Join a park ranger for a walk near the visitor center, exploring commemorative artwork along the trail.  

June 18: Juneteenth Celebration, 1 p.m. What is Juneteenth? It is a time for reflection on freedom. Join a park ranger for an informative program about one of America’s most historic celebrations of the ending of slavery. 

June 24:  Historic Neosho Schoolhouse, 11:30 a.m. Held at 639 Young Street in Neosho, Missouri. Join a park ranger where George Washington Carver first attended school and learn about his struggles for education.  

June 25: Historic Neosho Schoolhouse, 1 p.m. Stop by the visitor center to learn about the historic 1872 Neosho Colored School and the neighborhood that supported the education of hundreds of African American children, including George Washington Carver.

Joplin, MO

Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 931 E. 4th St. The Joplin Empire Market is the place to find the best in locally grown produce, gourmet foodstuffs and handmade artisan goods. Curbside ordering available, and orders may be placed Tuesday at 8 p.m. until Thursday at 8 p.m. at http://localline.ca/joplin-empire-market. Curbside pickup hours are Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More information: [email protected]market.com

June 2: The Woman’s Club of Joplin Club Day, noon, Twin Hills Golf and Country Club. We will celebrate the 94th anniversary of the Woman’s Club! A fashion show featuring clothes from Chico’s will follow the luncheon. For more information or to make reservations, call or text 417.483.6336.

Neosho, MO

June 18: Father’s Day Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Briar & Thistle. Serving up delicious brunch treats, slinging awesome cocktails and local beer, and enjoying live jazz! Tickets $25 per person and include full buffet, drinks, bar and live music. 417.389.5177

Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 West Riviera Drive, Joplin, MO. The Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center is your local connection to Missouri’s fish, forests and wildlife. Check out the native plant landscaping, exhibits or hike the trails. Purchase a fishing or hunting permit, attend a nature program or watch for wildlife along the trails and banks of Shoal Creek. Enjoy a variety of free public programs throughout the year. Education Center is open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and most state holidays. Call 417.629.3434, email [email protected] or visit mdc.mo.gov/events for upcoming events. The parking lot, grounds and trail are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.

June 5: Who Lives There? 10 a.m., Neosho/Newton County Library. Join MDC naturalists at the Neosho/Newton County Library to explore the world of habitats. What is a habitat and who can be found living in them? See live animals and learn how to be a friend to wildlife. Register at the Neosho/Newton County Library website. Recommended for all ages.

June 16: Magical Fireflies, 7-9 p.m., Walter Woods. Those tiny, magical specks of light that spark our imagination every summer are back! Learn all about these special beetles that are nature’s “flashlights,” make a special firefly jar to take home and help us catch some fireflies on the lawn at Walter Woods Conservation Area. Bring a flashlight if you have one. Registration is required. Best for ages 5 and up.

June 23: Little Acorns: Slithery Snakes, 10:30-11 a.m. Slither in to find out more about this fascinating reptile, see some up close (live snakes) and make a snake craft to take home. Registration required. Recommended for ages 3 to 6. 

June 29: Nature Escape Room for Teens, 5-7:30 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Naturalists need your help to uncover more about Missouri wildlife. Inside a room filled with puzzles and games, your group will have 30 minutes to solve clues to learn about amazing Missouri creatures and their unique characteristics. If your group beats the clock, a prize awaits at the finish. Recommended for ages 13 to 18. Register with the Joplin Public Library. Limited slots are available, and the group size is limited to six individuals. All participants must register separately.   

Webb City, MO

Saturdays: Webb City Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-noon. Farm-fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, jams, jellies, humanely raised meats and so much more. Information: 417.438.5833.

June 16: Girl’s Night Out, 8 p.m., Just A Taste. A swanky girl’s night out, featuring a Charleston dance class that will have you kicking up your heels and feeling like a flapper. Call 417.673.1154.

Wildcat Glades Friends Group, 201 Riviera Dr., Joplin, Missouri. All programs are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, email [email protected] or visit our Facebook page for online registration options. Classes are limited to the first 20 students registered for preschool and yoga classes.

June 3: Adult Program: How to Collect & Display Insects, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Wildcat Glades Education Cottage; ages 13 and up. $15/person. Join us to learn about how to capture and display insects, both ethically and efficiently. Participants will receive a small insect display kit and will have the opportunity to practice their new skills on site to perfect the art. This program will have limited spots, so register quickly! Register by visiting our Facebook page, emailing [email protected] or by going to https://bit.ly/WCInsectDisplay2023

June 7 & 10: Nature Explorers: Interesting Insects, 10-11:30 a.m.; June 10, 6-7:30 p.m., Wildcat Glades Education Cottage. Ages 7-14. There is an entire world happening under our feet that deserves our attention. Join us to learn all about the cool insects at Wildcat Park. We will spend a bit of time in the cottage, then we will venture down on the trails to discover what our six-legged friends are up to. You must pre-register to attend, either by visiting our Facebook page, emailing [email protected] or by going to https://bit.ly/NatureExplorersJune2023

June 10: Yoga in Nature for Kids, 10:30 a.m., free. Ages 4 and up accompanied by an adult. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water bottle. Must pre-register. Sign up by following the instructions on our Facebook page or email [email protected]

June 14 & 17: Preschool Connections: Turtle’s Day Out, 10-11 a.m.; June 17, 1-2 p.m., Wildcat Glades Education Cottage. Join us to read Turtle’s Day Out, sing a song and do a craft. Children will learn all about turtles and their lives in Missouri. They will also have an opportunity to see a live turtle up close and in person! You must pre-register by going to our Facebook page, emailing [email protected] or by going to https://bit.ly/WCPreschoolConnectionsJune2023

June 20: Conservation in the Parks: Birdwatching Basics, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Landreth Park. All ages welcome, recommended for 7 and up. All sorts of birds can be found in the middle of Joplin. Interesting and beautiful birds are found in our local parks, including Landreth Park. Join us to look for birds such as Eatern Bluebirds and Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers, and to learn the basics of birdwatching. Wildcat Glades Nature Group and Missouri Department of Conservation naturalists will teach participants how to birdwatch. This program is limited to a certain number of participants, and you must pre-register. You can do so by visiting our Facebook page, emailing [email protected] or by going to https://bit.ly/ConservationInTheParksJune2023 

June 21: Summer Solstice Hike, 6-9 p.m., Wildcat Park. Ages 13+. What better way to welcome summer than to spend your evening out on the trails? June 21 is the longest day of the year, and Wildcat Glades Nature Group volunteers are planning to take advantage of the extra sunlight. Join us to hike the entire four-mile trail through Wildcat Park. This hike is for those who can handle long hikes and periods of steep/rough terrain. Bring your hiking poles (if you want to), hiking shoes, water and a small snack. This program is limited to a certain number of participants, and you must pre-register. Please do so by visiting our Facebook page, emailing [email protected] or by going to https://bit.ly/WCSummerSolsticeHike2023

June 30 & July 1: Wildcat Glades Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., IBEW Hall 3316 Hearnes, Joplin. Support Wildcat Glades Nature Group at our semi-annual rummage sale! All proceeds directly support efforts at Wildcat Park by the Nature Group. We will accept donations June 26 and 27 at IBEW from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. No large appliances, old TVs or clothing will be accepted. If you have questions, contact [email protected] or message us via Facebook.

 Cultural Events

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Carthage, MO

June 10: Kellogg Lake Kids Fishing Day, 8 a.m.-noon. Free kid’s fishing event for youth ages 15 and under. Bring your own fishing tackle. Limit of four channel catfish per youth/person. No registration required. More information: [email protected], 417.629.3434.

June 22-25: Love, Sex & the IRS, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m., Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre. This classic farce follows two out-of-work musicians rooming together in New York City. Reservations required; email [email protected]. Tickets: Adults $29, seniors (55+) $26, students $24, youth $23, children (6-12) $12, children (0-5) free. More information: [email protected], 417.358.9665.

Exhibits:

June 2-July 22: artCentral Annual Membership Exhibition, artCentral. From paintings and sculptures to photographs and jewelry, there’s no limit to these artists’ creativity. More information: [email protected], 417.358.4404.

Joplin, MO

Performances:

June 3: The Okee Dokee Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, Leggett & Platt Green, 212 W. 7th St. These childhood friends have always loved exploring the outdoors. Best for ages five through 10. Tickets connect2culture.org, 417.501.5550 or at the C2C box office inside the Cornell Complex (Tue.-Sat., 1–5 p.m.). Tickets: $10-$20. More information: [email protected], 417.501.5550.

June 9: John Fullbright, 7 p.m., The Coda Concert House, 2120 E. 24th St. John Fullbright is a musical triple threat—songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer of the highest order. For reservations, email [email protected]. In response to reservations, a confirmation email with the address, directions, parking, etc., will be sent in return. Proceeds benefit the artist performing. Suggested minimum donation: $45. More information: [email protected].

June 15-18 & 22-25: Two Dumb Dogs: The Amazing Adventures of Ferdo and Floof, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre Joplin. The Amazing Adventures of Ferdo and Floof, a comedy that teaches audiences the importance of self-confidence and brainpower, and that following rules is sometimes a good thing. Tickets at sgtjoplin.square.site. Tickets: Adults $10, children (ages 4-14) $5, children ages 3 and under admitted for free. More information: [email protected].

June 17: BritBeat – A Tribute to the Beatles, 8 p.m., Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, Leggett & Platt Green. BritBeat is a journey through Beatles music history. Tickets: connect2culture.org, the C2C box office inside the Cornell Complex (Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m.). Tickets: $30-$35. More information: [email protected], 417.501.5550.

June 24: A’lante Flamenco, 7 p.m., Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, Beshore Performance Hall, 212 W. 7th St. A’lante Flamenco presents flamenco music and dance to audiences in a new and exciting way. Tickets at connect2culture.org or at the C2C box office inside the Cornell Complex (Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m.). Tickets: $20-$25. More information: [email protected], 417.501.5550.

Events:

June 1: Adult Take-Home Kit, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Grab this month’s adult take-home kit and get creative! Kits can be picked up in the Reference Area and are available while supplies last. Free. More information: [email protected]joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1030.

June 1: First Thursday ArtWalk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Joplin. Dozens of artists will show or demonstrate their artistic process and all art will be for sale. Map of participating locations is available at facebook.com/firstthursdayartwalkjoplin. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.438.5931.

June 2: Will Parker (ages 5-12), 2-3 p.m., Joplin Public Library. In his energetic, fun-filled musical performance, children’s songwriter Will Parker encourages creativity, interactivity and fun! Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 4, 11, 18 & 25: Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m., Blackthorn Pizza & Pub. Join Joplin Comedy and try out your latest stand-up routine or take in the acts of local comedians. Age restrictions: 18+ until 10 p.m.; 21+ from 10 p.m. until close. Free. [email protected], 417.540.9186.

June 5: Artist Talk with Melissa Cowper-Smith and Jessica Mongeon, noon, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery, opening reception at 1 p.m. Hear from artists Melissa Cowper-Smith and Jessica Mongeon about their collaborative exhibit, Cyclical Nature, and the inspiration behind their nature-related artwork. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.625.3066.

June 5: Kindness Chapter Book Club (ages 8-12), 4-5 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Highlight kindness and community through Amy Timberlake’s Skunk and Badger and related activities. Each child will receive a free copy of the book. Register by emailing [email protected]org. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 6: Summertime Play Date (ages 2-5), 10-11 a.m., Joplin Public Library. The first 30 attendees will receive a ticket for a free sack lunch provided by Bookhouse Cinema in the Joplin Public Library’s outdoor classroom. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 6: Rock Club, 5:30 p.m., Joplin History & Mineral Museum. Club members listen to presentations on various rock-related topics, show off their favorite finds and help plan upcoming rock shows. No registration required. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.623.1180 x1586.

June 6: Tuesday Knight Chess (ages 11-18), 6-7:30 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Teens who want to up their chess game can sharpen skills and trade tips at Tuesday Knight Chess! Meet in the Teen Department. This activity is designed for teens in grades 6-12 with basic knowledge of and experience playing chess. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.623.7953 x1027.

June 6: Chat & Craft (ages 18+), 6-8 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Whether you crochet, knit, stitch, draw or paint, bring your current project and chat with others during Joplin Public Library’s monthly Chat & Craft event. All crafts welcome. Free. More information: [email protected]joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1030.

June 7: Tween Program: Cyanotype (Sun Prints) (ages 10-14), 4-5 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Special tween program that will include hands-on experience using solar power to catch images. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.623.7953 x1027.

June 8: Joplin Goes to the Movies: Duel, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Bookhouse Cinema. In Steven Spielberg’s first full-length movie, Duel, a traveling salesman is harassed by a menacing 40-ton truck on a remote desert highway. This event is part of the Joplin sesquicentennial celebration. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.625.4789.

June 8: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6 p.m., Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Members have published novels, nonfiction books and articles. Dues $10 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. Info: [email protected], 417.691.0480.

June 10: Summer STEAM: Cardboard Adventures (ages 6-12), 1-2 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Stretch your imagination and work together to create out-of-the-box cardboard creations. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 10: Anime/Manga Club (ages 11-18), 2-3 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Hang out, watch some anime, draw your favorite characters and more. Cosplay welcome but never required. Designed for teens in middle school and high school. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.623.7953 x1027.

June 10: Art on Tap (ages 21+), 5-8 p.m., Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment, Spiva Center for the Arts. An evening of art, live music, tasty eats and plenty of beer, just for Spiva members! Cost: Spiva Members admitted for free. More information: [email protected], 417.623.0183.

June 12: Kindness Chapter Book Club (ages 8-12), 4-5 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Highlight kindness and community through Amy Timberlake’s Skunk and Badger and related activities. Each child will receive a free copy of the book. Register by calling 417.623.7953 or emailing [email protected]org. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 13: Art Adventure: DIY Friendship Bracelets (ages 5-12), 4-5 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Celebrate friendship and community by weaving a bracelet for someone you care about. Program is self-guided. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 13: Bingo Night (ages 18+), 6-7 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Bingo and compete for prizes during this fun, free event. More information: [email protected]joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1030.

June 14: Crosswords & Coffee (ages 18+), 9-11 a.m., Joplin Public Library. A cup of coffee and word puzzles. Sit and stay or take a word puzzle to your favorite spot in the library. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.325.4151.

June 14: Jr. Gardening 101 (ages 6-12), 3:30-4:30 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Learn about the basics of small-container gardening. Pot your own plant and complete a related craft. Children under nine must be accompanied by an adult. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 15: Third Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Joplin. Third Thursday, Joplin’s premier cultural event, is back! Every third Thursday, March through October, thousands of people gather on Main Street in downtown Joplin to enjoy local artisans, music, entertainment and food. Free. More information: [email protected], 928.514.7713.

June 15: All-Ages Game Night (ages 5+), 6-7 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Go to Joplin Public Library for a fun night of board and card games for all ages, all in celebration of International Games Month. Free. More information: [email protected]joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1030.

June 17: Lego Build-a-Thon (ages 4-12), 1-2 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Collaborate, build and explore your creative side during this Lego build-a-thon! Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 20: Anime/Manga Hang Out for Grown-Ups (ages 18+), 6-7:30 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Watch anime at Joplin Public Library and hang out with people with similar interests. Cosplay welcome but not required. Free. More information: [email protected]joplinpubliclibrary.org, 417.623.7953 x1030.

June 22: Joplin Goes to the Movies: On Moonlight Bay, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Bookhouse Cinema. Tomboyish Marjorie Winfield begins a relationship with William Sherman. Marjorie’s father has traditional views not shared by William, and she is forced to learn to dance, despite her and William’s shared love for baseball. This event is part of the Joplin sesquicentennial celebration. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.625.4789.

June 23: Fishin’ Magicians (ages 5-12), 2-3 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Prepare to be amazed, entertained and to ask, “How did he do that?!” Children under nine must be accompanied by an adult. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 24: Camera Day, 1 p.m., CLA Creativity Lab. Explore the science behind cameras with the Creative Learning Alliance! Registration required; visit facebook.com/creativelearningalliance to register. Cost: $5. More information: [email protected]creativelearningalliance.org, 417.850.7137.

June 26: Kindness Chapter Book Club (ages 8-12), 4-5 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Highlight kindness and community through Amy Timberlake’s Skunk and Badger and related activities. Each child will receive a free copy of the book. Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 27: Interactive Sing-Along Movie (ages 4+), 5:30-7:30 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Enjoy some yummy snacks while you sing along! Free. More information: [email protected]org, 417.623.2184.

June 28: The Great Race, 4:30-8 p.m., Joplin City Hall. The 2023 Hemmings Motor News Great Race will bring 120 of the finest roadworthy antique and classic automobiles to downtown Joplin. This event is part of the Joplin sesquicentennial celebration. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.625.4789.

June 29: Dog Day Afternoon (ages 6-12), 4-4:45 p.m., Joplin Public Library. Allows independent readers to practice their skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. Registration suggested; register in-person or by calling 417.623.7953. Free. More information: [email protected]org.

Exhibits: 

June 29-July 31: Reflections of Hunger: Disordered Eating and Body Image Through Their Eyes, Joplin Public Library. Art showcase features the wisdom and lived experience of people in our community. Interested in submitting artwork to be featured in this exhibit? Free. More information: [email protected], 417.347.7500.

June 5-30: Flying In and Out of Joplin: A History of Joplin Airlines, Joplin Regional Airport. Stroll through the variations of passenger airline travel through Joplin airports in this exciting exhibit presented by the Freedom of Flight Museum. This event is part of the Joplin sesquicentennial celebration. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.625.4789.

June 5-29: Cyclical Nature by Melissa Cowper-Smith and Jessica Mongeon, Missouri Southern State University Spiva Art Gallery. Artists Melissa Cowper-Smith and Jessica Mongeon share an appreciation for nature that is expressed through their artwork. Free. More information: [email protected], 417.625.3066.

June 1-30: Art at Plant Parenthood, Plant Parenthood 417. Plant Parenthood, a store that helps people experience, grow and decorate with plants, is not only dedicated to plants, but to local artists. Free. More information: [email protected].

Through July 15: Jim Mueller: Local Legacy, Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, Spiva Center for the Arts, 212 W. 7th St. An exhibition to commemorate the life and work of renowned photographer, instructor and PhotoSpiva co-founder Jim Mueller. Free; donations appreciated. More information: [email protected], 417.623.0183.

Classes

June 3: Digital Portraiture with Rebecca Hayes (ages 15-20), 10 a.m.-noon, Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, Spiva Center for the Arts. Bring your device equipped with Procreate to learn how to digitally paint beautiful portraits! Registration required; register at spivaarts.org/classes. $25. More information: [email protected], 417.623.0183.

June 3: Pencil Portrait Drawing with Rebecca Hayes (ages 15-20), 1-3 p.m., Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, Spiva Center for the Arts. Registration required; register at spivaarts.org/classes. Cost: $25. More information: [email protected], 417.623.0183.

Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd Street 

Tuesdays: Creation Station (ages 6-11), 4-5:15 p.m. Painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture and more. Pre-registration recommended; register at spivaarts.org/classes. In advance $6, at the door $8. More information: [email protected], 417.623.0183.

RECURRING CLASSES:

Create N’ Sip Studios, 223 W. 3rd Street:

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. Canvas and home decor DIY event. Choose the project that works for you. Prices vary depending on chosen project. $28-$58. Info: [email protected], 417.680.5434.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10 a.m. Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28-$176. Information: [email protected], 417.680.5434.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio, 1027 S. Main Street: 

Call the gallery at 417.553.0835 to sign up.

Every Tuesday: Beginner’s watercolor class, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $20. Bring your own supplies. Ages 8 and up. 

Every Tuesday and Wednesday: 2 p.m., $20. Improve your painting and learn principles of design. Bring your own watercolor, oils or acrylic paint. 

June 9: Watercolor, 1-3 p.m. All supplies furnished; $30.

June 17: Saturday Paint Class, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $30, includes all supplies and ice cream cone from Caroline’s; ages 8 and up; paint Monet or Van Gogh. 

June 30: Silk Screen and Glass Suncatcher, 4-6 p.m. $35, includes all supplies; ages 8 and up.

Neosho, MO

June 14-18: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr., Crowder College. Summer musical. More information: [email protected]edu, 417.455.5458.

 

 

 Health Events

Parsons, KS

June 8: Grief Companions Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., Elm Haven West. Call 620.704.1110.

June 13: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 p.m., Cancer Center conference room. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.

Via Christi Hospital – Pittsburg, KS    

June 22: Cancer Support Group, 3 p.m., Cancer Center conference room. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 620.235.7900.

Joplin, MO

Every day: Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. Call 888.740.4568.

Every Monday: Tips for Living a Healthy Life, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., South YMCA, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Free; registration required. Call 417.625.2492.

Every day: 12-Step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.

June 8: Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 12-1:30 p.m., The Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Contact 417.659.8086 for information and referral.

June 10: “Bayou at The Barn”, 6 p.m. the Red Door Barn, 9164 State Hwy 43, Webb City. Tickets are $25 and includes dessert and beverages. Cash bar and raffle available. This all you can eat, “Old Fashioned Shrimp Boil”, will benefit Solace House of the Ozarks. Solace is a home in Joplin providing end-of-life care when dying at home is not an option. Solace House is free to the community and works in conjunction with a hospice provider. Guests and families have a private room. Our non-profit relies 100% on donations and grants. RSVP to Sandy Hughes at 417-726-5139. 

June 28: Grief Support Group meets every fourth Wednesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., Hospice Compassus, 2216 E. 32nd St., Ste. 201. Call 417.623.8272.

Freeman Health System

All events are free and open to the public, unless noted; support group meetings are cancelled on days Joplin R-VIII Schools close due to inclement weather.

June 1: Freeman Early Detection Screenings, by appointment, Freeman Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Ste. C. Early Detection Screenings include abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and stroke/carotid artery screenings, as well as osteoporosis risk assessment. Fees vary. Call 417.347.6555 for an appointment.

June 6: Expresso Yourself Breast Cancer Support Group, 5-6 p.m., Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S. Joplin Ave. Enjoy a coffee courtesy of Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute. Our monthly breast cancer support group enables members to share, gain helpful information and useful tips, and form new friendships. Enjoy listening to a special guest from time to time. RSVP to Marcella at 417.347.2662.

June 6: Freeman Bariatric Weight-loss Seminar, 4:30 p.m. (registration), 5:30 pm (seminar), Freeman Business Center, Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Better understand the options available for weight-loss surgery. Contact 417.347.1266 or freemanhealth.com/bariatric to register.

June 14: Freeman Cancer Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle. Call Kelley Wheeler at 417.347.4000 for more information.

June 15: Freeman Caregiver Support Group, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Are you a caregiver interested in having a safe haven to share your feelings? Receive information about resources and coping mechanisms, gain advice on what lies ahead, make new friends and learn how to deal with family members. Door prizes will be given out. RSVP to Kathy Mason at [email protected] or 417.347.8463.

June 16: Daytime Autism Support Group, 12:30-1:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism conference room. Open to people with autism, parents and caregivers. For more information, please contact 417.347.7850.

June 20: Bariatric Weight-loss Support Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Designed to help those who have had bariatric surgery. For more information, call 417.347.1266.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit www.namijoplin.org. Meetings held at the NAMI building, 219 W. 2nd St., in Joplin.

Every Monday: NAMI Basics, 6-8:30 p.m. A signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Every Tuesday: NAMI Connection Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m.

Every Tuesday: Self Injury Support Group, 5-6 p.m.

Every Tuesday: Family Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m.

Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday: Post-5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 a.m.

Every Thursday: Family to Family Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For families or caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Includes current information about most major mental illnesses; information about medications, side effects and strategies for medication adherence; developing strategies for handling crises and relapse; focusing on care for the caregiver.

Neosho, MO

June 26: Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month, 5-6 p.m., Medicalodge, 400 Lyon Drive. Help with care, finances, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, respite care, hospice care, day care and support for the caregivers. Sponsors: Avalon Hospice and Medicalodges Neosho. Call 417.451.2544.

Nevada, MO

June 3: Birth and Beyond Class, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hospital Mezzanine. Nevada Regional Medical Center offers a four-hour class covering childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care for women in their last trimester. Especially suited for women who are giving birth for the first time, this class covers all the basics of the birthing experience. For more information or to register, visit nrmchealth.com or call 417.448.2101.  

June 6: Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m. Southeast corner of Ash and Douglas in Nevada. Check out the freshest in farm produce each Tuesday afternoon just across the street from the hospital. Local growers meet on the southeast corner of Ash and Douglas Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. to offer fresh fruits, vegetables and home-grown specialties. Check out their first offerings Tuesday, June 6.    

June 27: Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic Screenings, 11 a.m.-noon, Kern Senior Center. Free screenings every fourth Tuesday of the month: This month features free blood pressure readings along with a hemoglobin reading. For further information, please call the Rich Hill Clinic at 417.395.2150.

Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Grove, OK

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, OK – For more information, visit www.integrisok.com/baptist-regional-health-center-Miami-ok.

Every Tuesday: Free blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by INTEGRIS Regency Home Care and Hospice. First Tuesday: Commerce Nutrition Center, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Second Tuesday: Nine Tribes Tower, 10-11 a.m. Third Tuesday: Miami Senior Center, 10-11 a.m. Fourth Tuesday: INTEGRIS Baptist Village, 9-10 a.m.

June 6: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets first Tuesday monthly, 11 a.m., Generations fourth floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.

June 13 & 27: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 p.m., Northeastern Tribal Health System Conference Room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.

Crisis Text Line Text 741741
Free 24/7 support for those in crisis
to create a plan to stay safe and healthy.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
988
has been designated as the
new three-digit dialing code
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org